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Keith Groves

UT-CIS Responsibilities:

Keith came to the UT Center for Industrial Services as a manufacturing resource, speicalizing in manufacturing process improvement, with an emphasis on Lean manufacturing.  He is currently servingas Sales Solutions Consultants in the West Tennessee area surrounding Jackson.


Career Overview

Before coming to the UT Center for Industrial Services, Keith spent over sixteen years managing manufacturing operations and continuous improvement projects across a broad range of industries.  His manufacturing exposure has covered the full spectrum of manufacturing from maintenance trouble shooting to plant startups.  Keith has experienced many types of manufacturing processes including food and automotive.


  • Bachelor of  Arts in Education  (Harding University Searcy, AR)
  • Master of Business Administration  (Union University Jackson, TN)
  • NIST Certified Lean Trainer
  • Certified Training Within Industry Trainer